Dems retreat on crime and police reform

Politico (04/13/2022)
  • In a sharp reversal from 2020 post-George Floyd, Democratic politicians including Joe Biden are calling for increasing police funding.
  • This shift is largely driven by increasing murders becoming a major voter concern as mid-terms approach.
  • NY democratic lawmakers agreed to roll back recent bail reforms that were celebrated a few years ago designed to reduce incarceration.
  • DC mayor Muriel Bowser has council members support in hiring hundreds more cops.
  • Los Angeles’ leading mayoral candidates are campaigning on how they’ll do more to fight crime.